This Winter was a harsh one, relatively speaking. Most years we get a few nights of frost at most, and the odd year, we get some actual snowfall. This year was really odd, as we had snow on the ground three different times.
Now, for those of you who live where there is real, cold, snowy Winter on a regular basis, that will not mean anything to you. But here, where most people don't live with snow, they never learn how to drive in it, they don't know how to dress for it, and they don't shovel their sidewalks. It can be very dangerous to be out and about, and often kind of amusing.
But it is finally gone. No more snow or cold days in the forecast and I am very thankful... our walks are getting longer again and the warmer, sunnier days are luring me outdoors more often. One day recently we spent some time hunting down signs of Spring in the neighborhood... Normally by the first week of February my city is blanketed in a spectacular show of pink blossoms... we have thousands of flowering plum and cherry trees here... but this year they are just getting started! But we did find some pretty flowers and some sun-bathing ducks.
Hope to see a lot more of these days soon!
How is Spring shaping up in your neighborhood, or are you still blanketed in snow?
What are you most looking forward to in the Spring?